Glass TEXpo™ ’21 in San Antonio will deliver quality education on various topics affecting the glass and glazing industry. Attendees will develop new connections and discover the latest new products and techniques in the industry. The event will take place May 20-21, 2021. It is co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association, USGlass magazine, USGNN™, and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal.

Day 2 Educational Program Highlights

8:30 – 9 AM
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Update

Start your day with an overview of the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) new Windstorm Program requirements for fenestration products. You will learn relevant building code requirements; the requirements for fenestration products; submitted protocols; what companies need to do to submit an evaluation report request in accordance with those requirements; and common issues associated with submittals and evaluation. The Windstorm Program is voluntary and operates in 14 Texas counties along the Gulf Coast in a designated catastrophe area. The program exists to provide insurance coverage for those who want to operate a commercial space or buy a home in this area of Texas.

Speaker: Dr. Paul Bove, engineer, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

9 – 10 AM
A Growing Unitized Movement (1 LU HSW CEU)

In today’s construction climate, increasingly tight schedules and rapid building close-ins are highly critical to success. The type of system and method of installation—stick built versus unitized—can have a large impact on the overall timeline. Unitized construction is not new and it does not fit every project, but it is a growing consideration given the importance of quality, time and ongoing labor challenges. This course will help recognize the advantages and disadvantages of stick built, unitized and hybrid systems.

Speaker: Greg Galloway, ProTek brand manager, YKK AP America Inc.

10 – 11 AM
Trends in Commercial Construction That are Going to Affect You

Topics for discussion will include special emphasis on exterior building envelope and interior space; trends in architecture (glass, architectural aluminum products, etc.); trends in new and remodel construction; major industry challenges; and the importance of change.

Speaker: Richard Voreis, chief executive officer, Consulting Collaborative

Health and safety protocols will be in place. The Henry B. González Convention Center has been awarded the GBAC STAR™, an award given to facilities that maintain a high standard of cleaning and disinfecting procedures. To learn more about the convention center’s safety and cleaning protocols, click here.

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